Associate Product Manager in Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville, Florida
Manufacturing & Production
Job Type
US$ 40,000 - US$ 42,000 per year, $40k - 42k per year + none
Ref. Number
Sessoms,Debra, Spherion
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Job Description

Our client on the Southside is seeking an experience Associate Product Manager for their growing distribution company. Ideal candidate will possess a BS/BA in Business Administration or related field, 2+ years experience as a Product Manager or Buyer in a distribution environment.

- Work closely with creative teams to determine and refine product specifications. In conjunction with the Creative Directors, ensure products meet clear market needs at appropriate and viable price points.
- Work with factories through all phases of new product development. Negotiate all costs with vendors to ensure the best price possible.
- Perform cost analysis to determine feasibility of new product concepts and pricing strategies.
- Work with Creative Directors, SPM and Executives to apply SKU rationalization principles to aid in inventory management and overall program and product line success.
- Communicate progress to all cross-functional teams and quickly resolve issues throughout the development process. Maintain and manage product timelines to meet aggressive launch dates.
- Ensure vendors comply with company and customer product compliance requirements, working with internal product compliance specialist to ensure paperwork, samples, and results are gathered in a timely manner.
- Develop/manage corrective action plans (CAPs).
- Track product development progress in Quickbase, ensuring information is accurate.
- Manage the new item set-up process
- Coordinate and perform QC/QA activities to ensure products are high quality and damage/returns are mitigated.
- Coordinate domestic and international production and shipping timing.
- Perform market and competitive analysis and inform meetings/discussions accordingly, providing insight and direction in product development.

Working hours: Monday - Friday

--Bachelor's degree
--Proficient with Microsoft Office software applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
--Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple tasks
--The ability to work with all levels of employees in a professional manner
--Strong written and verbal communications skills
--Strong customer service practices
--Ability to work independently
--Strong organization skills
--Strong and consistent attention to detail

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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